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Search: Posts Made By: guyfromiowa
Forum: Outboard 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Mercury 5hp Maitenance

I have a 4 hp version. Same critter. Youtube is a friend.

It seems a little silly to stand the engine on it's head, but it actually works pretty...
Forum: Diesel 02-15-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Is there an in and out for the coolant hoses to water heater?

Here's a generic coolant flow diagram. The water pump is a simple centrifugal type that does not allow contact between the moving part and the stationary housing. The pump pushes coolant into the...
Forum: Diesel 02-13-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 849
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Raw water pump...what's normal?

Take a look at this drawing. There are two 'normal wear' items that can affect the pump performance, the wear plate and the cam plate. Many pumps do not have a wear plate, so when the impeller...
Forum: News Feeds 02-05-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By guyfromiowa
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,486
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Clutches, jammers, and hi-tech lines

I've sketched this out, but have not built anything on the boat just yet. I HAVE 'bench-built' a couple of 'rope-in-a-rope' constrictors to prove the concept. Using the mainsheet as an example; the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,486
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Clutches, jammers, and hi-tech lines

This season I'm going to experiment with building my own textile constrictor clutches using the 'whoopie sling' as the basis.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-01-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Need a good digital tachometer.

The Tiny Tach uses a piezoelectric crystal sensor that detects the vibration of the diesel injector pipe and turns it into an electrical pulse. They work well. The display is small, but that might...
Forum: Electronics 09-19-2014
Replies: 129
Views: 5,963
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Which AIS should I buy?

Bill Bishop has a couple of articles and a link on his blog. Software Defined Radio.

The Marine Installer's Rant (

Software Defined Radio for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-04-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 820
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: micro Jump Starters - anyone tried them on your boat?

I have a Cobra Jumpack

Works nicely. I find that I have better results if I connect the leads to the dead battery and wait a few...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-23-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Voltage drop?

You can measure voltage drop instead of calculating or WAGing it. Use a digital voltmeter. Connect one lead to one end of the wire that is supplying the current. Attach the other lead to the other...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-29-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,517
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Being ANL

I love a good discussion. I should have been a bit more specific in describing the action of the ACR. It does, in fact, create a parallel circuit between the sets of batteries. I can also report...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-28-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,517
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Being ANL

Myself, I want my start battery topped off and ready all the time. All of my lighting is LED, I do not have any large invertor loads, and I have a couple USB ports to charge the phones. Therefore I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-28-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,517
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Being ANL

On page 2 of this PDF from Blue Sea:
"* Because the SI-ACR is Dual Sensing, terminals A and B are interchangeable.
ACR function will not be affected by reversal of the starting and house...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-15-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,249
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Marinas of SE Florida...

You might try

Hurricane Cove Marina (


Forum: Diesel 01-22-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 908
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: installing a new gas tank for my 28' boat

My boat had an aluminum tank. It corroded and burst. I replaced it with a 'box-shaped' tank mounted under a starboard cockpit seat. The tank came from Moeller.

Moeller Marine Online - Permanent...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-25-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 7,614
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: That's a pretty cheap boat heater!

Wait. Canned haggis? Food? Just asking. Carry on.
Forum: Diesel 10-28-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: please help, intake blew clamp

Clamp-making tool that I own and use is this one

Buy ClampTite Tools and Wires (

Also, the exhaust is plugged.
Forum: Diesel 09-20-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,665
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Yanmar Parts Prices

Might be worth the time to contact these people.

Yanmar Tractor Parts - Shop Online (
Forum: Diesel 09-15-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,091
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Finding TDC

Porfin can help you out. His engine is a Perkins, but the process to find exact top dead center is the same.
Forum: Diesel 07-27-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: anaerobic sealant?

Loctite 518 Gasket Eliminator is just the thing for your job. It is intended to be used between metal flanges or plates.
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-17-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,189
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Flipped a sunfish twice today...what was I doing wrong.

If you only flipped a Sunfish twice you just need to practice. I was able to get that number up to seven or eight after a while......

Actually, once you get the hang of it you'll turtle it less. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-17-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Palmer Marine Engine electrical question

The 'L' terminal is for a warning light. "L" "Light", get it? If no warning light, don't bother with connecting it. Using a 4-terminal regulator to replace a 3-terminal regulator was pretty common.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-04-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,806
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Mounting electronics on a pedestal guard

My Newport 30 has an Edson wheel and the stainless tube guard. When I first installed my 541S I built a pair of aluminum brackets and clamped them to the uprights ahead of the compass. The compass...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-13-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By guyfromiowa
Humor. I get it. Guy

Humor. I get it.

Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-18-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 13,306
Posted By guyfromiowa
Lake Pepin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...

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My fave marina on Lake Pepin

Hansen's Harbor, harbor, marina, lake city, minnesota,dock space,boat...
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